There are two monthly editions; North American and International. The North American Edition is available in print and electronically. The International Edition is available only in electronic format.
Our mission is to provide reliable and timely information on Congenital & Structural Heart Disease.
How It All Began
In the early 1990s, Tony Carlson, Founder of Congenital Cardiology Today, and Dr. John Moore, a well-known Pediatric Cardiologist and Medical Director of Cardiology at Rady Children’s Hospital were neighbors. Their children were friends and on the same sports teams. John and Tony spent many years watching their children grow up together. One day Tony asked John what he did for a living and John explained that he was a Pediatric Cardiologist, which was like being a tiny plumber, clearing blockages, and treating other heart problems in children. Tony told John he created and published custom publications for technology companies such as Microsoft and HP, among others, focused on solving problems for their customers.
At the time, John saw a problem in the publication industry that needed to be solved; a publication focused on Pediatric Cardiology. After 10 years of talking about it, Tony and John finally launched Pediatric Cardiology Today in September 2003. It was very well received!
In 2005, Tony and John decided to change the name of the publication to its current name, Congenital Cardiology Today (CCT). This change was born from the idea as children grow and become adults, their congenital heart problems are still with them. The new name, Congenital Cardiology Today, encompasses a broader section of Cardiologists that serve both pediatric and adult patients.
Meet Our Team
Founder & Senior Editor
Tony has been in the Publishing and Marketing industries over 40 years. He has worked in various areas, among them are newspapers, industry journals, and custom publications. Tony particularly enjoyed creating and working on specialized custom publications for technology companies. He enjoyed helping companies solve problems for their customers. Tony took this problem-solving focus to the next level when he and Dr. John Moore started Congenital Cardiology Today. They have a hand in helping cardiologists solve problems for their patients all over the world.
Co-Founder & Medical Editor
John W. Moore, MD, MPH
John W. Moore, MD, MPH is the Medical Editor of Congenital Cardiology Today. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health. He is the Medical Director of Cardiology at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Section of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery and as the Cardiology Representative on The Pediatric Advisory Committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Moore is also an Associate Editor of Congenital Heart Disease. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Cardiology and The Journal of Invasive Cardiology. Dr. Moore’s major clinical and research focus is in the area of congenital and structural interventional cardiology.
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Kate has over nine years of combined experience in Education and Finance before starting at Congenital Cardiology Today. As she grew up, her dad, Tony Carlson, and her best friend’s dad, Dr. John Moore, were always found talking and cheering on their children at sporting events. Sometimes even cheering for the wrong child as their daughters looked alike! When Tony announced he had plans to retire in the near future, Kate jumped at the opportunity to apply her skills and talents from her previous careers to her new role at CCT.
Richard has over 30 years of experience in publishing. He has been involved in all aspects of publishing including a variety of print and digital information products, books, dailies, bi-monthly and monthly newsletters, and magazines. Richard and Tony have known one another since the 1980’s when they were coworkers at Gordon Publications. Their friendship grew and continued over the years. When Tony decided to start a publication with Dr. John Moore, he turned to Richard for consulting. That lead to a partnership with Tony, John, and Richard.